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The Painted Fish Cafe

2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
+1 828-898-6800
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“trout” (28 reviews)
“blueberry pie” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed Sunday brunch at The Painted Fish Cafe. The menu offered unique entrees, salads, and desserts.I enjoyed a sweet potato waffle with strawberries and whipped cream and a salad with strawberries and mandrin oranges. My husband's favorite was the fried Oreos he had for...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the entire High Country area. The price is reasonable and their menu has a wide variety of items to please anyone from the dainty diner to those with the heartiest of appetites. I highly recommend it!

1  Thank dianemE7919ND
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had a great meal here. It's not fancy on the outside but the food was wonderful. The service was good and we had a very enjoyable dinner.

1  Thank Pam O
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited The Painted Fish based on Trip Advisor recommendations, and it did not disappoint! The food was fresh and tasted delicious, and the service was good, too. We liked the selection of craft beers, but it was a bit on the...More

1  Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Our first visit and will definitely be back. My seared tuna over sautéed spinach an risotto was delicious. My husband had the chicken pie-also very good. We probably had the best bread pudding we've ever had--apple-cranberry w/caramel bourbon sauce. Great service!

1  Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a regular stop for us, when we are in the Mountains. The food is always prepared fresh and the service is fast. The Chef does great food combinations, unlike I've seen anywhere else. His Blueberry pie has goat cheese in it and its...More

1  Thank Debbiemco
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Painted Fish. We requested a quiet table, and the hostess sat us in the bar, which was quiet. Our server and the bartender were pleasant and accommodating. Our dinners were very good. I had the pecan encrusted trout...More

Thank skwh310
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic find. The waitress was very informed and gave great suggestions. The truffle fries with eggs was an amazing brunch dish as was the chicken and biscuits with gravy.

1  Thank GNRoney
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A number of restaurants to pick from this seemed to have the lighter fare. Prices for dinner more than we wanted to pay, so we settled for drinks and apps. Michelle was our server, a bit gruff but competent. Calamari was fried and OK, the...More

Thank Bear53588
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This restaurant has the BEST Wed. night Fried Chicken night.Every night is a different special. It is TRULY home cooking at its finest. Wait staff very friendly and attentive. VERY reasonably priced too.

1  Thank darumorrell
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7 July 2015|
Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
The site where you bought them will exchange any unused certificate. Go to their site and it will tell you how to do it. The problem is that there are not to many restaurants up here to change them for. Try exchanging them... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2941 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9770
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-6800
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